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Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. and in a strange twist to this whole affair, one of the most public whistle-blowers, a man called sean hoare, who was a former entertainment reporter for the "news of the world" was found dead at his home this evening. so far, anyway, police are saying the death is unexplained but not suspicious. bob? >> schieffer: thank you very much, liz. liz palmer in london. in this country, president obama claimed some progress in negotiations to try to find a way to raise the debt limit and keep the government from defaulting on its financial obligations. the reason for the optimism was not all together clear but a cbs news poll out tonight reflects the political toll this crisis is taking. the public is split right down the middle over the president's handling of the situation, but congress fares worse. 58% disapprove of how democrats are handling it, 78% disapprove of what republicans are doing. we want to welcome tonight our new white house correspondent norah o'donnell to the broadcast. she has more on all of this and the poll. norah? >> reporter: good evening, bob. tonight we're learning new details ab
Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
whistleblowers about hacking dead in his home. police are calling sean hoare's death unexplained, but not suspicious. now the murdochs have been coached by the best pr company in the land. not just on what to say, but how to say it. this is all about damage limitation, taking care of business here, and making sure it doesn't spread to the murdoch empire in the u.s. betty? >> all right, so, charlie, that being the case, is there any way the murdochs can come away from this hearing with anything resembling somewhat of a victory? >> most commentators here will tell you no. because the fact is, they're going to look at the hacking that was taking place, and either they knew about it and they've been involved in some sort of cover-up, or they didn't know about these alleged illegal activities, and they'll just be seen as incompetent. betty? >> all right, charlie d'agata in london for us. thank you, charlie. >>> u.s. officials have confirmed they met with representatives of moammar gadhafi's regime last weekend. three senior u.s. diplomats met with gadhafi advisers on saturday in an un
Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
profited from the story. >>> number of new develops in the phone hacking scandal. sean hoare was found dead in his home today. meanwhile there is more fall out from the hacking scandal. >> another police official is resigning in the wake of the scandal in which reporters are accused into hacking in to the cell phones of murder victims. >> it is with great regret that i make this decision after 30 years as a police officer. >> reporter: that comes one day after his boss resigned last night. both men say continuing on the job would be a distraction. also today the announcement of a government watch dog group to investigate police corruption. >> these allegations are not unfortunately the only recent examples of corruption in the police. >> reporter: and david cameron is feeling the political heat. he called an emergency session of parliament for wednesday and voiced support for the police investigation. >> the police must go wherever the evidence leads. >> reporter: the lawyer for the editor of nicole byrd called rebekah brooks' arrest outrageous but says she will testify tomorrow along with
Jul 19, 2011 3:00am PDT
and disturbing news of the death of sean hoare, one of the first whistle blowers about the hacking going on at some of the newspapers when he worked under andy coulson. what are details on that? >> reporter: all right. so sean gives details to the news of the world. sean hoare's details of what happened describing the hacking and takes part in a "the new york times" expose in 2010 on the subject and one of those people who again and again and again says that top executives at news international, news of the world, knew what was going on. now, he's also believed to be an alcoholic or was a drug addict. he lived a very lively life. the police say his death is unexplained but not suspicious. he wasn't in good health. whether that could mean suicide or just some form of death because of overindulgence we don't know. whatever way we turn whether to rupert murdoch who only last week in the "wall street journal" said that minor mistakes have been made in the investigation but then says to the british people, sorry for what has happened. james murdoch who says quite publicly now he didn't know c
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
new day drops a new bombshell. on monday, it was the death of sean hoare, the first journalist to go on the record pointing the finger directly at former "news of the world" editor andy colson accusing him of actively encouraging phone hacking. police say his death is unexplained, but not suspicious. and in an ironic twist, the company accused of hacking got hacked themselves. murdoch's son paper had to quickly remove this fake headline on its paper last night. today's story makes no mention of parliament or their boss, rupert murdoch. the questioning is expected to take about three hours, but don't expect any detailed answers to direct questions about phone hacking. all three have said they will not answer questions that could in some way jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation. matt? >> all right. stephanie gosk in london this morning. stephanie, thanks so much. michael wolff is the author of "the man who owns the news: inside the secret world of rupert murdoch." he is also the editorial director of "ad week" magazine. good to see you. talk about the dynamic. one of the bigge
Search Results 0 to 5 of about 6 (some duplicates have been removed)